By Dana Burke Imagine being the only 10-year-old on your block without a Razor scooter in 2000. This is how I felt a few weeks ago in a room of twelve people all on Tinder. Everyone’s eyes were fixed on their phones, thumbs swiping left and right, chuckling as they shared cheesy pick-up lines being sent to them through the app. “Dana, just make an … Continue reading Swamp Talk: You probably Won’t Meet Your Match on Tinder
By Amanda Cohen As another graduation ceremony creeps up on us and I watch my younger friends move on to the next phase in their life, it’s easy to grow frustrated, diminish my feats and compare myself to them. As humans, we get a certain pleasure from idealizing great achievements so as to make them seem more dramatic and the achievers seem more heroic. I … Continue reading Swamp Talk: The Myth of the Four-Year College Experience
By Phillip Heilman Are you a guy looking for a hot date this weekend in Gainesville? According to the website TotalFratMove.com, you should be searching the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, which is located in Weimer Hall. The website ranked the top 10 majors with the hottest girls earlier this week, and journalism came in at the top spot. “Whether it’s communications, … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Journalism Girls Ranked "Hottest" Among All Majors
By Mary Elysee Velasco The United States government has developed a new video game. You play as a courageous captain fighting to defend your fellow countrymen from slimy enemies across the globe. Complete with a system of computer monitors, a jet joystick and a big, shiny, red button, you’ve got $20 million worth of missilery and machinery in your hands. On the scanner, a foe has … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Hey College Kids, Want a Master’s Degree in Drone Warfare?
By Sam Blend “If you can’t say anything bad about a relationship, you shouldn’t say anything at all.” These wise words have been brought to you by George Costanza. The point he’s trying to make is that if you are deeply in love with somebody, not as many people as you may think want to hear about it. There are some people that are willing … Continue reading Seinfeld Life Lesson: Talking About Yourself
By Sam Blend Many people think that Seinfeld is a show about nothing, but I would argue that you could call it Seinfeld: the show about etiquette. So many etiquette questions are brought up and challenged on the show, I thought I’d pick a couple and let you know what the proper behavior is for each situation. Situation: How long should one keep a greeting … Continue reading Seinfeld Life Lesson: Etiquette Codes
By Sam Blend You’re on a date. At some restaurant. When suddenly you realize that you just aren’t that into it and hope to never have to see that person again. Now you start wondering like Jerry: “What do you do at the end of a date when you know you don’t want to see this person ever again, for the rest of your life? … Continue reading Seinfeld Life Lesson: How to Break Up
By Sam Blend NO SOUP FOR YOU. That line is one of the most famous lines from “Seinfeld.” If you’re not careful and end up breaking one of the Soup Nazi’s rules, he yells that at you and you are thereby banned from eating his delicious soup all of your friends have been raving about. Some of his rules include: -Keep the line moving -Order … Continue reading Seinfeld Life Lesson: Food Ordering Etiquette